Saturday, August 31, 2013

Crafting a football tailgate centerpiece

   By now you know I am a fan of the Clemson University Tigers. I am excited for their first game of the season this evening against the Georgia Bulldogs. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

More cuffs to show your team spirit

   Because I am an equal opportunity crafter I created wire-wrapped cuff bracelets in colors for college football fans other than those of Clemson or WVU. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Colors inspired by college football season

   After about a week away I was ready to make more jewelry. I sat down at my workspace and began cutting lengths of wire. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A thanks from AptToCraft

   Many thanks are going out to Jules today. I featured several of her do-it-yourself projects last week on this blog because I was out of town and didn’t get to spend time in the Creative Cave. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Options for infinity bracelets

   Too infinity and beyond! The Toy Story movies are so much fun, and how can you not like Buzz Lightyear?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I cooked...a side dish!

   I have two confessions to make. One, I don’t cook. Hubby is the cook in my house. Two, I only recently tried Brussels sprouts for the first time.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

From Pinterest to reality

   My pal Jules and I frequently share ideas on Pinterest, then we end up talking about what we pinned when we get together.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

An AptToCraft Surprise: Guest Projects

   I’ve mentioned Jules several times in this blog. She is such a handy do-it-yourselfer. She agreed to let me share some of her projects on my blog.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I finished a past project!

   Back in the spring when I decided to branch out from making just earrings I started making micro-suede braided bracelets.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A charming chain from the Creative Cave

   I love charm bracelets. I have one I love but hardly ever wear. It is gold and has many, many charms on it from cities I’ve visited.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting back in the groove

   I’ve had a slight bout of laziness recently. I didn’t immediately get out to the Creative Cave yesterday morning.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Swarovski and paper bead bracelets

   As much as I like experimenting with different jewelry pieces, sometimes I like going back to the piece I enjoy making the most – the wire-wrapped cuff bracelet.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My first attempt with the wire jig

   I finally pulled the wire jig out of its package to get familiar with it and see what I could create.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Odds and Ends from the Creative Cave

   During a recent shopping trip I stumbled across pendants, ON SALE! I wasn’t looking for pendants. I didn’t have pendants on my shopping list.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Part Two - "Epic" yard sale adventure

   With a newspaper and other addresses written down, Jules and I forged on in our yard sale adventure after our first two stops didn't turn out so well.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

"Epic" yard sale adventure

   Mother Nature finally cooperated on a Saturday for Jules and I to visit yard sales.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper, glue, skewers...Voilà! Paper beads!

   I recently went shopping for craft supplies and ended up getting two booklets of craft paper as well as craft paper scraps.

Friday, August 2, 2013

From junk mail to jewelry pieces...maybe

   I feel like I am in grade school again. I'm playing with glue, paper and scissors, all in an attempt to make paper beads.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jewelry box treasure trove

   For several years I have kept a jewelry box in my closet. It used to be on the dresser in the bedroom, until the triplet hurricanes came to live with me.